Lake Eufaula State Park, Checotah

3.7
#34 of 58 in Nature in Oklahoma
Lake Eufaula State Park is a 2853acre Oklahoma state park located in McIntosh County, Oklahoma. It is 14mi southwest of Checotah. The park was formerly known as Fountainhead State Park. The name was changed effective November 1, 2002.
The park has a swimming area with a beach, and multiple boat ramps. Fishing is possible year-round, and a marina and a tackle shop are located within the park. The Deep Fork Nature Center is located within the park; and there are hiking, mountain bike, and equestrian trails. The park also campsites for RV and tents.
The park was formerly home to Fountainhead Lodge, a 202-room state-run resort hotel financed by state bonds and federal economic development loans. Fountainhead was one of two lodges built on Eufaula Lake in 1965, the other being Arrowhead Lodge at Arrowhead State Park. The lodge was never very profitable, and the state was threatened with foreclosure on both Arrowhead and Fountainhead by the federal government in 1983. The lodge closed in December, 1984, and was deeded to the U.S. Economic Development Administration. In 1985, the lodge was sold to a group led by Melvyn Bell of Little Rock, Arkansas. By 1990, Bell Equities had invested millions of dollars in upgrades. In 2005, the lodge was sold at sheriff's auction to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, who subsequently demolished the hotel in 2008. At the time of demolition, the Muscogee Nation had plans to build a new resort at the same location.
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  • I absolutely love this extremely large lake area. There are lots of activities you can participate in. We were out on the jet skis, the pontoon boat and floated all alone most of our week. The last we...  more »
  • We go camping here every summer and love it. Its close to swimming, they have electric, its usually nice and quiet. I can sit back and relax while the kids have a great time.  more »
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  • We enjoyed this campsite. Stayed in the deep fork side and loved the trees for hammocks. The RV pad was nicer and updated with a flat top which made for easy leveling. We would stay there again! Fishing was successful. Family and pet friendly as well!
  • All-in-one experience, whether you choose to camp or stay in one of their three unique yurts. Stop by the visitors center so you don’t miss any of the goodies they offer. There are inflatable slides and other fun things right on the water. Trails to hike, bicycle rentals, and more. There’s a lot of love around this lake, as it is very well kept with plenty of beautiful flowers.

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